No one ever wants to think about funeral flowers but they are so important. Instead of ordering real flowers that will die in a week and be thrown in the trash why not go faux? When my best friend died, these were some of the hardest floral arrangements I've ever made. But they are absolutely the most special! I wanted to do something sentimental for her parents so I asked them if I could borrow her favorite boots. Then, I added some of her favorite colored flowers, ones that I thought she would like, and used her boots as the vase. I also made the angel wing hanging decor. When my best friends mom realized that she would be able to take them home and keep them forever, she cried from gratitude. Now, every time I go visit them, I too get to take a sneak peek at her boots, pictures on the wall and the angel wings soaring over her. It reminds me that she's in a better place now and free from any pain! Any time I have a client ask me to make flower arrangements for a loved one who has passed, I prepare myself emotionally. When you have felt the sting of death, you never forget how important the "little things" can be to help hold onto their memories. I always put 100% of my love into these type of arrangements because for me, it is so important, so sacred and such an honor.